2014 Primetime Emmy Awards – Monday – Not Sunday

by Shannonn Kelly
06:51AM, EST, August 25, 2014

I woke up this morning feeling a little weird. Happy that tonight’s the night for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Yes, tonight, Monday. And not the usual Sunday.The live broadcast from the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, with host Seth Meyers starts 5:00PM PT, 8:00PM EST on NBC.

Also, I felt a little sad that this is the last time we’re going to see the gang from the stellar, innovative, TV crime drama series, Breaking Bad starring Bryan Cranston as Walter White,  Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, Anna Gunn as Walter’s long-suffering wife Skyler, Skyler’s sister Marie Schrader played by Betsy Brandt and her husband Hank played to perfection by Dean Norris. And other series regulars such as Bob Odenkirk(who’s got his own spin-off called ‘You Better Call Saul“), Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks, Jesse Plemons and Scottish actress Laura Fraser.

In 2014, Breaking Bad entered the Guinness World Records as the highest rated show of all time.

The show took place in one of the most fitting cities Albuquerque, New Mexico and produced, sometimes written and directed by the darkly creative by Vince Gilligan, who paved the way for other ground-breaking series such as Sons of Anarchy (followed the same year in September 2008), Orange Is The New Black (eventhough, technically, IMHO the gritty series OZ paved the way for this series), American Horror Story and True Detective.

True Detective is up for Outstanding Drama Series against Breaking Bad. But since it will return for a 2nd season (albeit with a different story and cast), I hope Breaking Bad takes home this prize as it will never have another chance.

We shall see.  It’ll be hard to say Goodbye. Join me on Twitter for all the Emmy festivities and “selfie spoofs”.

 

Walter White Shoots Modern Family

by Shannonn Kelly
11:14 AM, EST, December 11, 2013

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“Ho Ho Heisenberg” – Actor Eric Stonestreet with Director, Bryan Cranston on Set of the Modern Family Christmas Episode

I thought that headline would get your attention.

Don’t forget to tune in tonight to Modern Family on ABC to watch the Christmas episode directed by Bryan Cranston. It’s sure to deliver a lot of Ho-Ho-Ho’s for the Holiday with hopefully a little darkness like the video here uploaded by Jesse Tyler Ferguson who plays “Mitch” on Modern Family. Continue reading “Walter White Shoots Modern Family”

Breaking Bad – Season 5 Returns – All Good Things ‘Bad’ Come to An End

by Shannonn Kelly
4:02AM, EST August 11, 2013

Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) have different perspectives in Season 6 of Breaking Bad
Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) have different perspectives in Season 6 of Breaking Bad

I just finished ‘binge watching’ all the episodes of the 1st part of “Breaking Bad“, Season 5 to get ready for tonight’s much anticipated premiere of the “return” of Season 5.

I re-learned a lot of things. Saul is a poet, Marie is obsessed with ‘purple’, Mike was scary mofo, Skylar is a ball buster, Jesse is a soft touch and the voice of reason, Hank is pretty smart and Walt is in for a shit storm as the ’empire builder’…

Creator Vince Gilligan said in an interview in Huffington Post last season that:

…the prospect of guiding the show towards its endgame had him in a state of “terror“. He compared the writing process to a “chess game” and stressed that although his writing staff had an idea about where the show was going and certain signposts established to guide them there, they were still filling in plot developments and were “always open to something better that may come along“.

The critically-acclaimed series Breaking Bad is one of those rare things that turned TV upside down. It showed stodgy TV execs what audiences craved. Complex characters. Real tension in every episode. Real believable crisis for every character. And all this stuff that could happen in your own backyard. Possibly the greatest program in television history – is Breaking Bad. And all that good badness is about to come to an end, as Season 6 spells the end for chemistry teacher turned meth-making kingpin “Walter White”.

The final season of Breaking Bad returns tonight, August 11 at 9:00PM EST, followed by AMC’s new original series “Low Winter Sun” at 10:00PM which stars Mark Strong in his dark journey as a Detroit cop. (Which I’ll be watching) Continue reading “Breaking Bad – Season 5 Returns – All Good Things ‘Bad’ Come to An End”